The nation’s popular wrinkle reducer is also used to prevent migraines. About 12 percent of Americans suffer from migraines, which can cause pulsing, radiating pain from the head and neck. Migraines can also cause sensitivity to light and nausea. The pain often makes it difficult to function at work or at home, but periodic Botox injections can help prevent the pain. Here’s a look at how it works:
How It Helps
Botox is injected into key points on the head and the neck, where migraine pain tends to flare. The injected areas can block some of the pain when a migraine sets in.
Who It Helps
The FDA recommends the treatment for people with chronic migraines, who are battling frequent headaches that occur about 14 days out of a month.
Frequency of Visits
If you’re considering Botox treatments to calm your migraines, you’ll need to get injections every 12 weeks. After that point, the injection starts to wear off and won’t be as effective at reducing pain.
Studies show Botox treatments can significantly reduce the pain associated with migraines and reduces the number of attacks.
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